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Now that the Samsung Galaxy S 4 is official, which high-end smartphone would you buy?

Now that the Samsung Galaxy S 4 is official, which high-end smartphone would you buy?
She's beautiful isn't she? Dressed in her polycarbonate outfit, she glows with charm and appeal, begging us to get our itchy hands on it. Of course, we're talking about the new Samsung Galaxy S 4 smartphone, which just got announced officially. Although we're yet to give it a proper review, we're pretty content with what we've seen so far. Some of you are probably impressed as well, which comes as no surprise since the smartphone is powered by capable hardware and chock full of exciting features. 

But the competition isn't fooling around. There's a number of high-end alternatives that the Samsung Galaxy S 4 will go against head to head, including the HTC One, which stands out with its outstanding build quality, and the dust- and water-resistant Sony Xperia Z. Of course, the Apple iPhone 5 and Nokia Lumia 920 shouldn't be forgotten either since they are worthy competitors to any high-end Android handset. So out of the smartphones that we just mentioned,which one you're most tempted to get, assuming you don't own one of them already? That's the question we're asking you in today's poll. Feel free to cast your vote below and join in the discussion down in the comments!

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Which smartphone are you tempted to buy the most?
23.73%
3980 votes
(3980 votes) Samsung Galaxy S 4
11.05%
1853 votes
(1853 votes) Sony Xperia Z
20.87%
3500 votes
(3500 votes) HTC One
2.93%
491 votes
(491 votes) iPhone 5
27.17%
4556 votes
(4556 votes) Nokia Lumia 920
9.7%
1627 votes
(1627 votes) I'll wait for something better to launch.
4.54%
762 votes
(762 votes) I'm perfectly happy with my current phone.

16769 votes

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posted on 14 Mar 2013, 20:45 27

1. 3SM.. (unregistered)


I'm a loyal Samsung customer and will stay their customer, though I'm not fully satisfied w/ the design of the S4.

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 20:49 51

4. alila2 (Posts: 157; Member since: 01 Nov 2011)


I'm a samsung fan too but not to the point where i'll just buy anything they'll offer great specs but disappointing design compared to others , there for i might go with the Sony xperia ZL .

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 21:36 29

44. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


Xperia Z for me :)

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 22:00 18

55. doejon (Posts: 398; Member since: 31 Jul 2012)


xperia is a good looking phone but s4 is better in hardware and software
and the s4 dont look ugly at all

posted on 15 Mar 2013, 00:45 15

94. yudi.nemesis (Posts: 1127; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)


s4 is not ugly but you will be stupid buyer if waste your money on s4, buy galaxy note 2 if you love samsung so much,
xperia z is the first sony device with last year quad core soc but it's good enough to compete with s4 or htc one
until this day only sony is able to put beauty and durability on their device
btw i have nokia E6-00, galaxy Y and galaxy s 2 but i will sell crapsung device and wait sony or nokia flagship

posted on 15 Mar 2013, 01:05 8

99. Secondhead (Posts: 18; Member since: 30 Jan 2013)


i'm a samsung user too, now i've using S3, hopefully that S4 will bring something new like S3 first launch, but you now what, in fact samsung make us dissapointed, BOOOOOOORRRRRRRRIIIIIIIINGGGGGGGG DESIGN!!!!!!! U made us mad samsung.

posted on 15 Mar 2013, 03:31 6

127. Dynamac (Posts: 24; Member since: 01 Dec 2012)


Design is more than just what the case looks like...Real design excellence is better everything and bigger screen, but in a smaller and lighter body; a faster system that's more efficient; one that doesn't sacrifice practically for looks. The technology is beautiful as well. I don't think you understand design. What I said doesn't just apply to this phone, I'm not saying this phone is super beautiful, but design is so much more than looks.

posted on 15 Mar 2013, 04:59

138. theindianguy (Posts: 90; Member since: 30 Sep 2011)


I am not too bothered by the design but instead the fact that it has a sub par gpu. I know it's fast enough for most of the users but it doesn't support OpenGL ES 3.0 which does not make it future proof. And since i plan on gaming on my phone allot, it is kinda of a bummer for me.

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 20:50 35

6. Tre-Nitty (Posts: 468; Member since: 16 Nov 2010)


Loyal for what? Samsung is multi-billion dollar empire, you don't owe them your loyalty.

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 21:20 8

29. chistoefurpuffer (Posts: 140; Member since: 11 Mar 2013)


LOL such a hipster thing to say.

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 21:39 8

45. apple.bb.htc.sony.nokia.rip (banned) (Posts: 17; Member since: 05 Mar 2013)


to those who choose xperia z, one, lumia920, and any other beside samsung, please dont beg for mercy, because you are going to regret it

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 21:53 16

50. spideyhead256 (Posts: 148; Member since: 05 Nov 2012)


its just a mobile who the hell would beg mercy for it? lol the overzealous behavior of the comment section on most of phone arena's articles seems to amaze me time and time again.

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 23:24

78. cloud_atlas1991 (Posts: 61; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


HAHAHA. Me too. But I'm guilty of it.

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 23:33 8

79. true1984 (Posts: 824; Member since: 23 May 2012)


Regret it? umm, why?

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 23:47 9

83. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Because he's a troll.

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 21:09 10

18. AnTuTu (Posts: 1580; Member since: 14 Oct 2012)


Me too brother but S4 for me ----> Not at all but HTC One FTW and for sure :)

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 21:36 4

43. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


then how can u CALL URSELF ROYAL? don't even try too troll now.

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 21:40 3

46. snoopy5 (Posts: 7; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


i m not a loyal customer to any of the brand,i buy great product,if any manufacturers come up with great phone i will pay attention to it,these manufacturers din even pay you to be loyal dude,instead you are paying for their products...

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 22:39 2

68. Timmehor (Posts: 599; Member since: 09 Mar 2013)


Yeah, Gotta give them a chance!

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 23:00 2

73. laheelahee (Posts: 213; Member since: 09 Apr 2012)


but doesnt it look better than the sg3? it was too round...

posted on 15 Mar 2013, 00:04 5

88. Suraj3337 (Posts: 45; Member since: 20 Apr 2012)


The design of the phone sucks, but hey, we have to sacrifice something with every phone! And looking at the other features they have to offer, I'll be buying one.

I'd choose the removable battery, micro sd card, a more powerful phone and the cool software features any day over the design!

posted on 22 Mar 2013, 23:06

203. Dynamac (Posts: 24; Member since: 01 Dec 2012)


Exactly, not to mention 95% of the general public puts a thick ugly plastic cover on their *beautiful* iPhones, HTC Ones and Xperia Zs....so does it really matter? If you think about, they all end up looking and feeling like plastic, so Samsung is just making things simpler for everyone.

posted on 15 Mar 2013, 01:00

97. WakaFlakaD (Posts: 491; Member since: 30 Apr 2011)


What happens to the Galaxy Note 2? It has to be included

posted on 15 Mar 2013, 10:50

166. PAPINYC (banned) (Posts: 2315; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)


Agreed!!!! Especially since, the Galaxy Note 2 was released after the iDud 5 and, somehow, that limited phone made the Poll list??!!

If I were in the market for a new phone right now I would buy the Galaxy Note 2 [again] since it's the BESTEST phone I've ever had.

posted on 15 Mar 2013, 02:43

120. vladd100 (Posts: 56; Member since: 12 Jul 2012)


you missed up the difference between loyal customer and a sh**p customer....

posted on 15 Mar 2013, 02:48 2

123. KennethP4V (Posts: 33; Member since: 15 Mar 2013)


hahahah i look at the result of the poll and laugh hard, after all most people do love brands and they dont buy what they personal like. Look at the poll, Nokia Lumia is #1, winning by a huge margin too. But real world data showed that Samsung and Apple lead. Also, the thing is, recently i see a lot of praises for XZ, but still everywhere i go i see either iphone or samsung, i never see some sort of Xperia

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 20:47 2

2. Technobri (Posts: 84; Member since: 10 Dec 2012)


If the S4 looked like the artist renders ,..there was one in particular that had front speakers ....than i would definitely get it....maybe next time for the S5

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 23:54 5

85. tusshharish (Posts: 342; Member since: 23 Oct 2012)


truly i am waiting for nokia's next flagship................................!!!!!!!!!!

posted on 15 Mar 2013, 11:08

168. akki20892 (Posts: 3901; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


Me too.......it will hero device from Nokia.......!!! and specially Attractive.......!!!

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 20:48 9

3. MC1123 (Posts: 1256; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


why i dont see Z10 here?

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